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Panasonic BLVT164WU Pan-tilt Wireless Network Camera


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Pan-tilt Wireless Network Camera. 720p HD images up to 30 fps. 1.0 Megapixel high sensitivity CMOS Sensor. Full frame (Up to 30 fps) transmission at 1,280 x 720 image size. H.264 and JPEG dual stream output. High sensitivity with Day & Night (Electrical) function: 0.9 lx (Color),0.6 lx (B/W) at F2.8. 1.5x extra zoom under VGA resolution. Remote Pan and Tilt control. Smart phone Monitoring. Wireless Communication (IEEE 802.11n/b/g). WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) function
Model Number: Panasonic / I-Pro BL-VT164WU

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BL-VT164WU Key Features

  • 720p HD images up to 30 fps
  • 1.0 Megapixel high sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • Multiple H.264 (High profile) streams and JPEG streams ensure simultaneous real time monitoring and high resolution recording by “UniPhier®?, Panasonic’s proprietary System LSI platform.
  • Full frame (Up to 30 fps) transmission at 1,280 x 720 image size
  • High sensitivity with Day & Night (Electrical) function: 0.9 lx (Color), 0.6 lx (B/W) at F2.8
  • Digital Noise Reduction: 3D-DNR ensures noise reduction in various conditions.
  • Progressive scan ensures clear images with less motion blur and no tearing even when the subject is moving.
  • Electronic sensitivity enhancement: Auto (Up to 16x) / OFF
  • Selectable light control modes: Indoor scene (50 Hz) / Indoor scene (60 Hz) / ELC (maximum exposure time)
  • Indoor scene (50 Hz/60Hz): Flicker caused by fluorescent lightning will be automatically compensated.
  • ELC (maximum exposure time): The lightning control will be automatically performed by adjusting shutter speed in the range of ELC.
  • 1.5x extra zoom under VGA resolution
  • 8x digital zoom controlled by browser
  • VMD (Video Motion Detection) with 4 programmable detection areas, 15 steps sensitivity level and 10 steps detection size
  • Face detection function detects the position of human face and the information is sent by XML or video stream.
  • Privacy Zone can mask up to 2 private areas, such as house windows and entrances/exits.
  • Camera title display: Up to 20 alphanumeric characters on the browser
  • Alarm sources including VMD and Panasonic alarm command can trigger actions such as FTP image transfer, E-mail notification, Indication on browser, and Panasonic alarm protocol output.
  • JPEG Image compression ratio can be changed by alarm so that higher quality image can be provided.
  • Prioritized stream control: One of the video streams can be prioritized when multiple recorders or client PCs are accessing the camera so that the recorder or the client PC can maintain the frame rate.
  • H.264 max. bit rate/client and Total bit rate control allows flexible network traffic management. Frame rate priority mode controls bit rate and compression ratio to provide the specified frame rate.
  • Internet mode: H.264 images can be transmitted over HTTP protocol.
  • Multi-language: English / Italian / French / German / Spanish / Russian / Chinese / Japanese
  • IPv4/IPv6 protocol supported
  • Supports SSL, DDNS (viewnetcam, RFC2136)
  • Still images (JPEG) can be viewed on mobile phones via Internet.
  • Onvif compliant model
  • Low profile design for discrete installation
  • Pan/tilt and Preset Map Shot function realizes wide range monitoring..(Horizontal angle:139° Vertical angle 76°)
  • Easy installation: Easy to adjust directions.
  • Interactive communication with audio: By using the audio output connector and the microphone in connector, receiving audio from the cameras on a PC and transmitting audio from the PC to the cameras is available.
  • Smartphone monitoring : Direct camera control from smartphone
  • Wireless LAN function (IEEE802.11 n/b/g) : Camera images can be monitored over a wireless router.
  • WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) function : WPS enables the camera to automatically obtain the connection configuration information and the security configuration information of the wireless router. WPS can be configured by pressing the WIRELESS button (WPS indicator) (PBC method) or entering an 8 digit pin code (Pin code method).
  • Built-in Body Heat Sensor (Pyroelectric infrared sensor)
  • PC software recording (BB-HNP17: Network Camera Recorder with Viewer Software)


BL-VT164WU Description


HD Pan-tilt IP camera with a body heat sensor

The BL-VT164W pan-tilt wireless network camera combines a perfect mix of intelligent features, advanced technology and compact housing. It provides simultaneous, real-time monitoring and high-resolution recording to support a variety of security and surveillance applications.

A 1.0 megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor allows for multiple H.264 and JPEG streams; progressive scan ensures clear images with less motion blur and no tearing, even with a moving subject; and Digital Noise Reduction (3D-DNR) guarantees clarity in all conditions.

Browser-controlled 8x digital zoom; up to 16x electronic sensitivity enhancement; full frame (up to 30 fps) transmission; face detection; and smart phone monitoring, are all additional features of this high-performing pan-tilt wireless network camera.


BL-VT164WU Specifications


Image Sensor 1/4 type CMOS Sensor
Effective Pixels Approx. 1 megapixels
Scanning Mode Progressive
Scanning Area 3.89 mm (H) x 2.43 mm (V) {5/32 inches (H) × 3/32 inches (V)}
Minimum Illumination Color: 0.9 lx (F2.8, Auto slow shutter: Off (1/30s), Gain:On(High))
Color: 0.06 lx (F2.8, Auto slow shutter: Max. 16/30s, Gain:On(High)) *1
BW: 0.6 lx (F2.8, Auto slow shutter: Off (1/30s), Gain:On(High))
BW: 0.04 lx (F2.8, Auto slow shutter: Off (16/30s), Gain:On(High)) *1
White Balance AWC (2,000 ~ 10,000 K), ATW1 (2,700 ~ 6,000 K), ATW2 (2,000 ~ 6,000 K)
Light Control Mode Indoor scene (50 Hz / 60 Hz) / ELC
Shutter Speed ELC (1/30 s), ELC (3/100 s), ELC (3/120 s), ELC (2/100 s), ELC (2/120 s), ELC (1/100 s), ELC (1/120 s), ELC (1/250 s), ELC (1/500 s), ELC (1/1,000 s),
ELC (1/2,000 s), ELC (1/4,000 s), ELC (1/10,000 s)
Adaptive Black Stretch ON / OFF
Electronic Sensitivity UP OFF (1/30 s), Max. 2/30 s, Max. 4/30 s, Max. 6/30 s, Max. 10/30 s, Max. 16/30 s
Day & Night (electrical) OFF / AUTO
Digital Noise Reduction HIGH / LOW
Video Motion Detection ON / OFF (available at each preset)
Privacy Zone ON / OFF (up to 2 zones available)
Camera Title (OSD) Up to 20 characters (alphanumeric characters, marks) , On/Off
Focal Length 3.6 mm
Zoom Ratio Extra zoom: 1.5x (at VGA resolution)
Angular Field of View Horizontal: 57 °, Vertical: 34 °
Maximum Aperture Ratio 1 : 2.8
Focusing Range 0.4 m ~ ∞
Pan and Tilt
Panning Range -41°- +41°
Panning Speed Manual: Approx. 0.5 °/s - 50 °/s, Preset: Up to approx. 50 °/s
Tilting Range -32° to +10°
Tilting Speed Manual: Approx. 0.5 °/s - 50 °/s, Preset: Up to approx. 50 °/s
Number of Preset Positions 64
PTZ Position Display ON / OFF
Self Return 10 s/ 20 s/ 30 s/ 1 min/ 2 min/ 3 min/ 5 min/ 10 min/ 20 min/ 30 min/ 60 min
Map Shot Preset map-shot
Antena 1x1 (Diversity)
Transmission method SISO (Single Input/ Single Output) -OFDM, OFDM,DSSS
Frequency range
(center frequency) / Channel
BL-VT164W: 2.412 GHz - 2.462 GHz (1 - 11ch)
BL-VT164WE: 2.412 GHz - 2.472 GHz (1 - 13ch)
BL-VT164WU: 2.412 GHz - 2.472 GHz (1 - 13ch)
Data transfer rate: *2 IEEE802.11n: 6.5 - 72.2 Mbps IEEE802.11g: 6 - 54 Mbps
IEEE802.11b: 1 - 11 Mbps
Access method Infrastructure mode
Authentication method Open System
Security: *3 WPA/WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) WEP (64 bit/128 bit)
WPS PBC method (push button method),
PIN method (PIN code method)
Browser GUI
Camera Control Brightness, AUX ON / OFF
Display Mode Spot, Quad: Image from 16 cameras can be displayed in 4 different Quad
screens or 16 split screen (JPEG only). 20 characters camera title available.
Zoom extra zoom(1x-1.5x) and the electronic zoom (higher zoom factors, up to 12x).
Camera Title Up to 20 alphanumeric characters
Clock Display Time: 12H/24H, Date: 5 formats on the browser, Summer time (Manual)
Alarm Control Reset
One Shot Capture A still picture will be displayed on a newly opened window.
Audio Mic Input: ON / OFF Volume adjustment: Low / Middle / High,
Audio Output: ON / OFF Volume adjustment: Low / Middle / High
GUI/Setup Menu Language English, Japanese, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Russian
System Log Up to 100 (Internal), error logs
Supported OS *4 *5 Microsoft® Windows® 7, Microsoft® Windows Vista®,Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3
Supported Browser Windows® Internet Explorer® 9.0 (32 bit), Windows® Internet Explorer® 8.0 (32 bit),
Windows® Internet Explorer® 7.0 (32 bit), Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6.0 SP3
Network IF 10Base-T / 100Base-TX, RJ-45 connector (female)
Image Resolution *6
Aspect ratio: [4 : 3] H.264: SVGA(800 x 600) / VGA (640 x 480) / QVGA (320 x 240), up to 30 fps
JPEG: SVGA(800 x 600) / VGA (640 x 480) / QVGA (320 x 240), up to 30 fps
Aspect ratio: [16 : 9] H.264: 1,280 x 720 / 640 x 360 / 320 x 180, up to 30 fps
JPEG: 1,280 x 720 / 640 x 360 / 320 x 180, up to 30 fps
Transmission Mode Constant bitrate / Frame rate / Best effort
Frame Rate 1 / 3 / 5 / 7.5 / 10 / 12 / 15 / 20 / 30 fps
Bit Rate/Client 64 / 128 / 256 / 384 / 512 / 768 / 1,024 / 1,536 / 2,048 / 3,072 / 4,096 / 8,192 kbps
Image Quality LOW / NORMAL / FINE
Refresh Interval 1 fps ~ 30 fps
Transmission Type UNICAST / MULTICAST
Image Quality 10 steps
Refresh Interval 0.1 fps ~ 30 fps
Transmission Type PULL / PUSH
Audio Compression G.726 (ADPCM) 32 kbps / 16 kbps, G.711 64 kbps
Audio Mode OFF / Mic input / Audio output / Interactive (Half duplex) / Interactive (Full duplex)
Authentication for Audio Level 1 only / Level 2 higher / All users
Total Bit Rate 64 / 128 / 256 / 384 / 512 / 768 / 1,024 / 2,048 / 4,096 / 8,192 kbps / Unlimited
FTP Client Alarm image transmission, FTP periodic transmission
No. of Simultaneous Users Up to 14 users (Depends on network conditions)
Face Detection ON / OFF (with XML notification)
Cellular Phone Compatibility JPEG image, panning/tilting/zoom/Privacy control, AUX control (by access level)
Mobile Terminal Compatibilty *7 iPad, iPhone, iPod touch (iOS 4.2.1 or later) , AndroidTM mobile terminals
Alarm Source 3x Terminal inputs, VMD, Command alarm, Body heat sensor
Alarm Actions E-mail notification, Indication on browser,FTP image transfer,
Panasonic protocol output
Schedule VMD, Body heat sensor
Body heat sensor
Sensor detection method pyroelectric infrared sensor
Sensitivity settings Off/ High/ Normal/ Low/ Extra low
Sensor detection range About 5 m (with the temperature at 20°C and Normal sensitivity)
Horizontal: 28°, Vertical: 71°
Input/ Output
Microphone/Line Input Internal microphone
Audio Output Internal speaker
EMC Standard
<Safety> UL60950-1 Ed.2, C22.2 NO.60950-1 Ed.2
<EMC> FCC Part15 ClassB
<Wireless> FCC Part15C
WV-VT164WE / WV-VT164WU:
<Safety> IEC60950-1 Ed.2
<EMC> EN55022 ClassB, EN55024
<Wireless> EN300 328
Power Source and
Power Consumption
9 V DC (Use only with Panasonic AC adapter)
BL-VT164W: max. 4.8 W (120 V AC/ 60 Hz)
BL-VT164WE: max. 4.8 W (230 V AC/ 50 Hz)
BL-VT164WU: max. 4.8 W (230 V AC/ 50 Hz)
Ambient Operating Temperature 0 °C ~ 40 °C (32 °F ~ 104 °F)
Ambient Operating Humidity Less than 90 % (no condensation)
Dimensions 74 mm (W) x 74 mm (H) x 91 mm (D) {2-29/32 inches (W) x 2-29/32
inches (H) x 3-19/32 inches (D)} (excluding projection)
Mass (approx.) Approx. 230 g {0.5071 lbs}
Finish Main body: ABS resin, white
Dome section: Clear polycarbonate resin

*1 Converted value

*2 The actual line speed may be different depending on the network environment and the wireless devices connected.

*3 Depending on the wireless router (wireless access point) used, connections may not possible between the camera and the wireless router.
When connecting with 802.11n, select WPA-PSK (AES) or WPA2-PSK (AES) for security.

*4 Refer to "Notes on Windows Vista® / Windows® 7" on the provided CD-ROM for further information about system requirements for a PC and precautions when using Microsoft® Windows® 7 or Microsoft® Windows Vista®.

*5 When using IPv6 for communication, use Microsoft® Windows® 7 or Microsoft® Windows Vista®.

*6 Transmission for 2 streams can be individually set in the same compression method.

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